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On the security side, we get regular security patch updates and system hardening. There are free tools available to harden the system.
It scales a lot, you can just keep on adding frames, you can add on CPUs, you get capacity on demand, you can tune the machine very easily to handle different workloads.
The SMT that they've improved has really helped open up boundaries for other applications that can use it.
One of the features that we would like, and I think they are also adapting to the latest trends in the market, is to make it more open, more flexible... With VMware, anybody can create a virtual machine without any knowledge of the server side. But with AIX it's a bit difficult.
I think IBM needs a little more work on managing the overall environment with eliminating Systems Director.
The lack of software vendors moving onto the platform, as opposed to fleeing the platform, is an issue.
If you take advantage of some of these real advanced features, for oversubscribing as an example, it's not supported on Linux on Power. So that stops us, in particular, from going that way.
I know lab services does a lot of work but systems, if they could include some kind of lab services and bundling of services to get you to the greatest and latest feature at the already included cost
Better manage heterogeneous footprints of all the different operating systems that are out there across one common interface.
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It is designed for a large workload, as opposed to a small workload. For our circumstances, and even as an independent, I can't buy a Power system to experiment on. It can't happen. You cannot buy them.
The cost model is great. There is so much built in to the technology, that if you know how to use it you can save yourself a lot of money.
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|Overview||IBM Power Systems are built to crush the most advanced data applications - from the mission-critical workloads you run today to the next generation of AI.|
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